§437-12 Legal ownership certificates. (a) Possession of or right to possess legal ownership certificate. No dealer shall sell or advertise for sale a new motor vehicle unless the dealer has in the dealer's possession the actual legal ownership certificate or a certificate of origin or its equivalent issued to the dealer by the manufacturer or distributor for the subject motor vehicle. No dealer shall sell or advertise for sale a used motor vehicle unless the dealer has in the dealer's possession evidence that all liens on the subject motor vehicle have been satisfied and the actual legal ownership certificate or proof of the right to possess the legal ownership certificate for the subject motor vehicle.
(b) Delivery of legal ownership certificate. The legal ownership certificate shall be delivered within the time period specified in section 286-52(b). [L 1963, c 199, §1(i); Supp, §160-167.5; HRS §437-12; gen ch 1985; am L 2010, c 3, §1]